Recycled paper spread narrows, metal prices mixed, no change for plastics


Last week’s Intelligence report noted a quieter market as a result of the Chinese New Year celebrations.

But one notable change was the spread between the price of OCC and mixed paper getting tighter. After reaching a very high gap of £35 last week, OCC dropped by a pound and mixed was up by £2 to bring the spread in. It still remains high though.


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Copper grades were up by £25 last week, while brass fell back by the same amount. There was no change for aluminium or ferrous grades.

Plastic prices were also unchanged.

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